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Gamenight: Mets (73-59) At Phillies (72-59)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, August 26, 2008 05:52 PM | Comments: 430
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Headline: Prize fight in the NL East
The Major Players: Jamie Moyer, Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins, Jose Reyes
The Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
The Number: 0.5 games back (Mets)

First place in the National League East is up for grabs tonight as the Phils and Mets meet in the first of a short two-game swing. The Phillies are coming off a sweep of the Dodgers; the Mets took care of business against Houston.

Vote For Pedro: Since returning to the Phillies from the DL, Pedro Feliz is hitting .357.

Vote For Pedro, Part II: Pedro Martinez gave up two runs off five hits in 5.1 innings against the Phils back in July. If you remember, the Mets broke out off Adam Eaton, but the Phils somehow clawed back before coming up short. Martinez had two strong outings against Pittsburgh, but gave up four Thursday against Atlanta.

Vote For Pedro, Part III: Left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano has given up eight hits in 4.1 innings against the Phils this year, for an ERA of 6.23. As always, the Mets bullpen will be highly dissected in this series.

Phillies: Jamie Moyer (11-7) 3.54 ERA
Mets: Pedro Martinez (4-3) 4.97 ERA

Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EST
Weather: 79, partly cloudy
Lineup: Rollins/Utley/Burrell/Howard/Victorino/Werth/Feliz/Coste/Moyer

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Your gamenight beer: Heavy one tonight. Go with Ipswich Oatmeal Stout. A delicious treat that goes well with any late-night fat-adder. Chocolate? Sure. Even a heavier meat goes good with this. Enjoy your stout slow.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 ryan

    i’m forecasting a split here. we win tonight. they win tomorrow. this will come down to the last weekend just like last year

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    No beer for me tonight as I am working.I am in NYC and looking forward to this 2 game set.I will be listening to “Wheels” and Larry tonight courtesy of XM because I want to hear what those guys have to say about the next week and a half as its VERY critical for both teams and will say a lot about October.Good luck and may the best team win.We all should try and keep it civil in here tonight both Phils and Amazins fans and enjoy the next 2 nights and the rest of the season.

     
  • Posts: 0 that guy

    The only “amazin” thing about these muts is how they had to cough up an extra 60 million in payroll just to stay even with the phillies.

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    I don’t know, that collapse last year was pretty “amazin”

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    I was looking for a little class that guy….is that the BEST you can do? Plus the “Muts” moniker (However it is spelled) is old and cliche.You don’t see Amazins fans using Phlounders,Phonies or Sillies to describe your team.Phillies deserve all the respect because they are a solid team like the Mets. Mets bullpen is a big issue as the Phils starters are quesionable.Line ups are just about even and both teams will fight for the NL East til the bitter end (and believe me,2007 was a bitter end)

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    as a Phils fan in NY, I desperately need a win tonight and therefore a split in the series. I can’t take 5 straight series losses to these boners and their fans.

     
  • Posts: 0 that guy

    Your not going to find any class or warm milk and cookies from me. I despise you dirtbags.

     
  • Posts: 0 that guy

    Is that really the lineup. Its a shame we don’t have any lefty bats in the bottom half of the lineup. I guess we will need Feliz’ glove in the lineup though.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Wasn’t looking for “milk and cookies” or peaches and cream! lol. Hate and despise all you want,but don’t hate on the player,hate the game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Griffin….I’d love to see the Amazins win these next 2 games,but reality says a split is the outcome.Well 5 more minutes til the fun begins

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    it’s unbelievable how much human growth hormone carlos beltran has been injecting into fernando tatis

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    JOSE!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    i hate reyes

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    dave i swear if you keep this up all night

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    by the way, Reyes missed 2nd base. Even the Mets announcers agreed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chase

    Is this game on T.V?

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob

    Lets’ just put it out there…

    Did any of you find Jose’s long drive ,and subsequent speed, offensive?

    I know he bugs ya.

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    there are cleat marks on the bag, Griffin

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Gary Cohen is PUMPED, he hates the Phils

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    then why did Cohen, Darling and Hernandez all say they thought he didn’t touch the bag? Doesn’t matter anyway.

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    they didn’t say that, i’m listening to the same broadcast you are. they speculated that maybe he missed it, and then the zoom camera caught the cleat marks

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    oh yeah? you’re ugly

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    hi-yo!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Haven’t heard anderson complaining about Reyes’ triple.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    I think that line was from Ace Ventura…I’m pretty sure it was Jim Carey…good times

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    the ump didn’t signal HBP until Delgado started going to first. It hit him, but that ump didn’t know

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    moyer looks awful…might be one of those 10-9 games

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    here comes the Roider!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    TATIS!!!! no juice needed on that hit!

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    nah, muts should win this one easily. Moyer is toast tonight and it’s the 5th time he’s faced them this season, sooner or later they were going to pound him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    ah, first pitch swinging for the anti-semite

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    wow, Grif, you don’t have a good thing to say about anybody

     
  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Griffin,

    How is Church an Anti-Semite? Is that an embarrassing insult against the semantics of his last name? Please elaborate.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob

    Jeez Griffen…theres going to be over 50 outs made in this game.

    You’ve seen TWO.

    And you already know the outcome?

     
  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    Pedro is probably going to get lit up anyway. I’ve NEVER trusted Pedro post 2004.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    I could be mean and say “i have a lot of good things to say about your mom” but that would be a little too nasty.

    Bad day at work I guess, oh and the beer contributes a bit… plus, I know the Phils are going to lose and that puts me in a salty mood

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    no, Ryan Church said “all Jews are going to hell” when he was with the Nats. The team made him apologize. I’m not making it up, you can google it. Oh, and I’m not even Jewish, it’s just funny how a guy can do that and get away with it. The Mets dont’ care as long as they appease their Hispanic fanbase.

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    much like a guy can beat up his wife and get away with it, Grif

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    then again, everyone deserves a second chance, but if Mets fans call Brett Myers a “wifebeater” (and I have no problem with that) then we can call Church an anti-semite, no?

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    ah, well done Dave, we were on the same page there

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    don’t anti-semites want jews dead, though? all he says is that they’ll going to hell. two very different things

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    ummm, ok.

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    u brought it up. i’d rather talk baseball, but that’s just me

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    true, my bad. Let’s go Utley!

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Two wrongs don’t make a Wright

     
  • Posts: 0 David, the Mets fan from Queens

    “…as long as they appease their Hispanic fanbase.” – Griffin

    Isn’t that a bit presumptuous of you to say? I won’t question your knowledge of what Church said in D.C., but I will definitely question your aforementioned statement. You’re assuming that the Mets organization only care about the financial status of the club, as pleasing the fan base entails more money for the Mets. Although I disagree with your statement as you couldn’t back it up anyway, aren’t all organizations the same way? Look at your organization. You won’t cough up a dime unless you’re basically shoved up against a wall. Mind you, your payroll is nowhere near the payroll that the Marlins and Rays have. It’s ultimately all about money in any institution.

    Like I said, Pedro fucking sucks. I’ve never liked him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    David, they made a conscious decision to sign high-profile Hispanic players (Pedro, Beltran) to target their Hispanic fanbase. The Spanish lessons in between innings at Shea Stadium and the establishment of losMets.com are other indications of that. They can go about their business however they please but I can also criticize it however I please.

     
  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    oh, and I didn’t mean to say they don’t care about winning. They opened up their pocketbooks to try and win, I respect that.

     
  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    Hey mets fan, can you take your little sociology argument somewhere else. There’s a big game going on. Thanks.

     
  • Posts: 0 DAVE

    how are the phillies in situational hitting?

     
 
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